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Make 2020 your best year yet

First things first, from all of us at COCO we would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We will be taking some time off to enjoy this time with our loved ones from the 23rd of December until the 6th of January. For any queries please send an email to and we will endeavour to respond as soon as it is possible.  Best start to 2020  Make 2020 the year to stop procastinating, we all do it, yet it is nothing but a waste o...

December 23, 2019

Single Touch Payroll

What is Single Touch Payroll? Single touch payroll (STP) is a new way of reporting tax and super information to the ATO using accounting software that offers STP. All employers are required to report salaries and wages, PAYG withholdings, and superannuation, every time employees are paid. Instead of completing payment summaries at the end of the year, reporting is done with every pay cycle. Some business already using STP software are finding it valuable for their busine...

May 8, 2019

Land Tax

What is land tax, I hear you say? Land tax is an annual tax payable by owners of land. Land Tax is administered by state or territory government and is applicable in NSW. So, when does this land tax apply? Land tax applies to property you own that is not your principal place of residence and if the total taxable value of your land is above the land tax threshold. You may have to pay land tax if you own, or jointly own: vacant land, including vacant rural landland where a house, resid...

February 27, 2019

September newsletter

ABN changes There will be some changes in November affecting ABN numbers. Stay tuned to our newsletters and in October we will let you know what changes are they and how to smooth transition. September Holidays At COCO we have been working really hard to finalize the 2017/18 financial year and set up the new one. Great things are happening and we are all really glad to be nearing a well deserved break. The COCO team will be taking some time off during the school holidays in October. Luke will be...

September 25, 2018

2018 Tax Returns deductions

IMPORTANT 2018 TAX RETURNS DEDUCTIONS Whilst much hasn't changed this 2017/18 tax year in amounts that can be claimed in work related deductions, there is a change implemented where any expenses claimed must be calculated prior, so an explanation can be provided when needed. You must be able to show how you calculated the claim.When completing your tax return, you're entitled to claim deductions for some expenses, most of which are directly related to earning your income...

June 22, 2018

Smart super strategies for this EOFY 2017/18

Smart super strategies for this EOFY 2017/18 1. Add to your super – and claim a tax deduction This financial year, there are new rules about who can claim a deduction for personal (after tax) contributions to super. In the past, you could only claim the deduction if you earned less than 10% of your income from employment. But from 1 July 2017, deductions for personal contributions can also be claimed by employees. 2. Get more from your salary or a bonus If you’re an employee, you may be able...

June 1, 2018

Budget 2018-19

2018 Federal Budget Analysis  Scott Morrison’s third budget is headlined by $140 billion in tax cuts over the next decade, immediate tax relief of up to $1,060 a year for middle-income households and a fundamental reform of the tax system.Key measures include:Low and middle income earners are to benefit from tax savings of up to $530 per person (or $1,060 per couple).The Medicare Levy will remain at 2%.The $20,000 instant asset write-off for business with aggregate turnover less than $10m...

May 23, 2018

5 ways to maximise your Individual Tax Return

1. Make sure you keep good records. Receipts are key in making claims on your tax return. Keeping track of expense receipts through the year will mean that you don't have to do a mad rush and set yourself up with a memory migraine once tax time hits. This doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. Anybody with a smart phone can quickly take a screen shot of an online receipt of a photo of a paper receipt to keep a record. As long as your phone is regularly backed up these photo files ca...

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